22.25, Thursday 10 Jan 2008 Link to this post
I am the Noah of hyperlinks.
Products or services that include mental well-being as a feature:
- Seamless Relocation is at its heart a London-based personal relocation consultancy. But their USP is framed in the language of well-being: moving is "emotional," "overwhelming," and "stressful." Their goal is
to make this transition as positive and smooth as possible for all concerned.
- The StressEraser is an iPod-like biofeedback and training device to induce meditative states.
The World Stress Map shows the boundaries of the tectonic plates. The Pacific plate is large, and the western Pacific a whole load more textured than I expected. All those drowned continents.
Games about something that are actually about something else:
- Audiosurf (mentioned previously) sent over a demo. Techno car racing tetris. It's fun like dancing, which is fun because moving at the same rhythm you're hearing kind of doublepluses the sensation.
- Over a decade ago, Endorfun kept you occupied with a simple cube-rolling game while you got a buzz from subliminal affirmations flashed on the screen.
(I love the world and the world loves me.)
I've called this "body-thinking" before: the kind of reading of the world we do non-mentally. Everything we do taps into different motivations, of course (the joy of watching things happen; the joy of putting things away neatly; plain old needing to), but Audiosurf and Endorfun seem different somehow: the ostensible aim of the game is really just an excuse to keep you busy while the real mental pay-off happens.
(I create joyous relationships.)
On the study of the natural laws of exceptions, 'pataphysics:
- From A survey of imaginary musical technologies:
For some composers, the imagining and realisation of a new and unfamiliar music technology is integral to their music.I also like the Tubaharp.
- Collections and exhibitions of the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Culver City.
Two by two! Two by two!